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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 184 People

    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I always wanted to have a big family. Now I have a big family with five kids and one on the way. I would love 3 or 4 more kids with my husband.
    mississippiblondegal mississippiblondegal 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Trying to cope with the upcoming holidays with My mom. I tend to believe because she demonstrates the signs of Borderline Personality Disorder. I am adopted and for years I felt...
    lynn0483 lynn0483 31-35, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I was 8 years old when my aunt killed herself. My family has a long history of depression and eventually it took my beautiful aunt. I don't know my father. My mother's grandparents...
    idekkkkkkkkkkk idekkkkkkkkkkk 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Seriously! at my age my friends are always teasing me for being single, their words are "When are you going to sentenced yourself to life imprisonment" and i am just trying to joke...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mother is illogical and irrational. She is beyond nosy and loves to eavesdrop on everyone else's private conversations. She is an authoritarian type who enjoys criticizing and...
    justsharing justsharing 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I am in the midst of writing a book about my dysfunctional family and I have a strong feeling it could be a best seller simply because of all that it encompasses. It's like an...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I sometimes wonder what it's like to be close to family. I don't talk to my parents because they're not very nice people and have caused me a lot of grief and misery when I was...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    My family are so selfish they can't even be bothered to see me on my birthday. My birthday is Friday and my family made some bullshit excuse not to come see me when I only live 5/1...
    Dazzer2K Dazzer2K 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I remember being 7 and my mother agreeing to give me an allowance for doing chores daily. Within a few days, a list was posted on the fridge and on it was a seven day schedule of...
    HDJA HDJA 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Something about the cold winter makes me feel more vulnerable and more alone. I called my mom today to ask her for a favor and of course she guilt tripped me and then I retorted...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F a week ago

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    I have 3 sisters in my family that's it. 1 full sister and 2 half sisters. My oldest half sister I found out about 2 years ago she's a few years older than me, my youngest half...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In the following story, "us" and "we" refer to me, my sister, brother, dad and mum. In the last couple of years, my uncle got divorced and found a new girlfriend without saying a...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My family does things a little differently... Men work, and come home and have the meals ready, table set, and the house cleaned. Women work, clean, cook. Dads have talks...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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    My family has always been open about being sexually active and they don't mind being naked around eachother or even being with eachother if you see what I'm saying
    collegebound1 collegebound1 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 25

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    My family and I are being evicted due to a slew of false complaints filed by our neighbor who seems to dislike us and I still don't understand why. We have to be out in two days...
    Mousetoes Mousetoes 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    I hate when your family makes fun of you..
    OhMatthew OhMatthew 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    When I get married I want my husband to be obese and I will be obese and when we have kids I will feed them all the time and make sure they are the fattest in there school and that...
    Gain1234 Gain1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I have a large extended family. On my dad's side I have 30 cousins, seven sets of aunts/uncles.. On my mom's side I have about 20 cousins, five sets of uncles/aunts. We also keep...
    Mct7988 Mct7988 26-30, F Nov 2

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    Both of my parents are 1 out 6 kids to my grandparents. Both of my grandmothers of my parents are 1 of 12 kids. We managed to find most of our family through social media.
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    I used to have a flat stomach. My thighs didn't even touch. I had an eating disorder, as a teenager throughout most of high school. Now im in college and I weigh twice as much as...
    confuziiled confuziiled 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    So now that my dad came back after being gone for ten months I thought it would be like it use to be. And for the most part it is. Jokes and ****. But I can't help but think of...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Nov 3

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    There is a girl in my family about one and a half years younger. We can have fun and make jokes together 'cause we know each other and we're used to each other. When it comes to...
    Nocturnes Nocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I'm never having kids, if I do I'm never letting them meet my family
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Nov 9

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    I remember in 2011 when it was one of my cousin's birthday, my uncle put on some music and my whole family were dancing so crazy except my grandparents and I
    marioo15 marioo15 13-15, M Nov 9

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    I hate my whole family, they probably hate me too
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 13-15, M Nov 10

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    I grew up in a nudist family. Me, my twin brother, little sister and my dad. We have always been nudists. We don't live in a nudist community but we do go to a nudist camp not far...
    bethany15 bethany15 18-21, F 18 Responses 6 days ago

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    We are absolutely hilarious!!! XD haha not to sound conceited or anything.....but okay so we're sitting at the table, discussing the upcoming trip overseas Older brother: yeah I...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'd like to start at a young age with one child. Then when I'm older and more established I'd like to have lots of babies really close together. I'm really hoping I can make this...
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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    So apparently my aunt has been in rehab and she just got out. She's called my mom twice apologizing. -She forged checks from my mom -She told her alcoholic bf that he could have...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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    I only have one sister but I grew up really close with all of my cousins. I've lived with quite a few of them too. We all call each other siblings because of how close we are and...
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I have been having lots of talks with my parents about life and sex and relationships latelly. I found out that before I was born they were nudist. they stop b/c someone told them...
    jamesfromnowhere jamesfromnowhere 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to get married and have 12 children
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I took my two daughters to naturist camp this summer -- first timers. They enjoyed it very much. It was their first trip. I let them go naked at home, in the house and yard. I...
    nakeymom nakeymom 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I feel very guilty that I enjoy (SO MUCH) meeting up with people who knew me when I was thinner and reacting to the fact I’m like three times that size now. I love egging them on...
    GrowingGirl98 GrowingGirl98 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I know I'm your least favorite.You must think you gave me enough support and love but no, you were never there for me and i had to take care of myself. I know that you had hard...
    fuccfuse fuccfuse 13-15, F Oct 30

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    That I love more than everything. They are my treasure. I took them for granted and then I realized they are everything. I've never been closer to my sisters and my parents. And...
    roryta roryta 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    My both of my parents are deceased. They had a horrible marriage. My father married my mother because she was pretty and my mother married my father because he had a nice job...
    robertsnj robertsnj 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I miss the way things use to be , I'm use to all this **** getting thrown to my face
    Gloria8214 Gloria8214 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I am definitely the black sheep of my family. I am the youngest of 3 children, I am 23 but most of the time I feel like I'm still 13 again and still invisible. I've battled with...
    rebecca991 rebecca991 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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